A Cinematic Legacy
By Mark A. Vieira
(Harry N. Abrams, Hardcover, 9780810958975, 288pp.)
Publication Date: August 2005
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Celebrating the centenary of her birth, the book draws extensively on interviews, letters, and newly accessible M-G-M production files to chronicle Garbo's career from her American debut in 1926 to her self-imposed retirement in 1941 at the height of her popularity. A wealth of film stills, production photographs, and portraits, many previously unpublished, all beautifully reproduced from pristine prints, combine with Mark Vieira's engrossing text to bring vividly to life the actress who inspired the critic Kenneth Tynan to declare: What